Sarah Sousa

Sarah Sousa’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Apalachee Review, Cutbank, Smartish Pace, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Best of Kore Press 2012 Poetry and Water-Stone Review, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the Kinereth Gensler Award at Alice James Books, the Kathryn A Morton Prize at Sarabande Books and the Tupelo First/Second Book Award among others. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


“In my version, I’ll include how it feels to be eaten”: A Review of Sarah Sousa’s See the Wolf

Sarah Sousa’s See the Wolf (CavanKerry, 2018) is a collection of familiar cautionary tales around the metonymic “Big Bad Wolf.” The poems achingly read like a cold admission of female obedience—a more honest and accurate portrayal of a woman who smiles politely from scar to scar, pays attention to social […]


Removal by Sarah Sousa

Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek; Give us your thimbles and thread. Give us the rosaries worn at your necks, your hatchets and hammers. Give us your knives and your forks, the broken ones too. Give us your pitchers and pans, spoons and brass kettles. Give us your hoes, bell collars, […]